Winter Must-Haves from Metro Detroit Shops

As the temperatures drop, shop these local finds

Winter is near, which means freezing temperatures and feet upon feet of snow will be here before we know it. Don’t let the chill get you down. These winter must-haves will help you get through the cold days ahead.

winter must-haves flannel dolce moda
Modern Fit- Flannel Check Long Sleeve Shirt, $149, at Dolce Moda, at 323 E. Maple Road, Birmingham; 248-399-6200;

It’s all in the flannel

Keeping things cozy, a flannel shirt plays an important role in a winter wardrobe. Paired effortlessly with jeans and a T-shirt, thrown on over a matching sweatsuit, or dressed up with leather boots, this staple can be worn a variety of ways. Try a classic silhouette with a flannel from Dolce Moda.

winter must-haves boots
J/Slides Newbie Boot, $195, and Steve Madden Hedge Boot, $125, at Sundance Shoes; 235 S. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham; 248-385-5960;

The right shoes

Trekking through the Michigan snow is no easy feat, especially in the wrong shoes. Sundance Shoes’ has a range of boots for any plans you make this winter, but the shop’s J/Slides Newbie Boot is a top choice as it combines function and fashion to keep your feet bundled up, without compromising style. Looking for a more elevated look without soaking your socks? The Steve Madden Hedge Boot is grungy and cool with a bit of height.

pumpkin butter lotion
Whipped Pumpkin Butter, $12, at ArtiSun Bath and Skincare, 41370 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, 248-396-9614; 

Smooth moves

Cold weather leads to dry skin. ArtiSun Bath and Skincare’s Whipped Pumpkin Butter lotion — made with shea butter, shorea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, pumpkin seed oil, grapeseed oil, and tapioca starch — has a scent of pumpkin, wild orange, cinnamon, and nutmeg and will keep your entire body moisturized.

Carhartt winter must-haves
Knit Cuffed Beanie, $17, at Carhartt;

A hat on the head

We’ve got shoes covered, but a beanie is also key to staying warm. The Carhartt Cuffed Beanie is available in a ton of different colors and is easy to dress up or down. Whether you’re shoveling the driveway in 10-degree weather or heading to your favorite restaurant for a boozy hot chocolate, you’ll be stylish and warm in this winter must-have.

T Mocha Valentino, $120, at Sfumato Fragrances, 3980 Second Ave. E., Detroit; 313-305-1442; // Photograph by EE Berger

A new scent

As the seasons change, it’s a nice time to switch out your light, airy scents for warmer fragrances. Sfumato’s Mocha Valentino unisex fragrance answers this call, combining Chinese cedar with cocoa, coffee, tobacco, patchouli, vanilla, and more. Sweet but still musky and deep, this scent is great for the colder months.